Share Paper: Setting Students up for Success or Failure? Challenges Encountered by Online Students

  1. Ahmed Alanazi, University of Kansas, United States
Wednesday, March 28 10:15-10:35 AM Whitney

Abstract: Understanding students’ experiences in online degree programs is essential for educators to know why some students are successful in online courses and why some are not. As part of a program evaluation of newly available fully online graduate programs at a large state university, we surveyed both students who failed to complete and who graduated from those programs. We identified critical factors of the students, the environment, and the programs that played a role in students deciding to withdraw from the courses. Compared to graduates, students who dropped out of programs had statistically significantly lower scores for the factors of ...